June 2012 Newsletter

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Employees Receive Awards At Fire Chief's Convention

Vicksburg Fire Chief Charles Atkins (pictured right) and Fire Training Officer Derrick Stamps (pictured left) were recently presented with service awards from the Mississippi Fire Chief's Association. Both men were recognized for their dedication to the fire service ...    Read More

Public Works Updates 

  • A new generator has been installed at the Water Treatment Plant. The generator will allow the plant to treat  and produce water during electrical outages.
  • The Gas Department is replacing a low pressure gas line on Washington Street, from Bowmar Avenue to Belmont Street. This line is being converted to an intermediate pressure line.

  • The trickling filter repair has been completed at the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

  • The Street Department has received bids for the Washington Street repairs. The contract was awarded to American Field Services during a Board Meeting, Friday, June 8, 2012. This project should be completed this summer.

  • The Landscaping Department has recently completed a rehabilitation of the landscaping on the south side of the Convention Center and are now landscaping the Old Depot Train Station on Levi Street.

  • Several streets in the cemetery have just been resurfaced and more land has been cleared to provide space for expansion. 
Police Department Hiring Entry Level Officers

vpdbadgeiconApplication packets may be picked up at the Human Resources Department, 1415 Walnut Street, Suite 100, Vicksburg, MS beginning Monday, June 25, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. The deadline to return packets will be 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 6, 2012. The Physical Agility test to be given on July 14, 2012 at 8:00 a.m. and the Written Exam will be given on July 21, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. For more information, please call 601-801-3485.    Read More ...


Museum Opens At The Old Depot

Transportation MuseumThe much anticipated Transportation Museum is open for business and has scheduled an official grand opening for July 15, 2012. The museum features 250 models of ships and boats, cars dating to the early 1900s and six airplanes. Also on display are model trains and original oil paintings of Civil War ships and river battles. The museum houses a Civil War room, its centerpiece is a Vicksburg battle and siege diorama with 2,300 human figures plus horses, cannon and fortifications placed to depict Union and Confederate positions.  There are also displays of about 50 vessels named for Mississippians.


Farmers Market Schedule

Vicksburg farmers market logoThe 2012 season begins May 5, 2012 and runs through July 28, 2012. Market hours are each Saturday morning from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and Wednesday afternoon from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  
Visit the Farmers' Market website for more details on the 2012 market.
 
 
Miss Mississippi Week
 
MissMississippiPageantPageant week activities will begin on Saturday, June 23, 2012 with a Magnolia Prince & Princess Crowning Ceremony from 7pm to 9pm at the center court area of the Vicksburg Mall. The Miss Mississippi Corporation will be hosting this free event which is open to the public. The Miss Mississippi Pageant Parade is scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2012 at 7:00 pm along Washington Street in downtown Vicksburg. There are three scheduled autograph parties during the week. The first one is Monday night after the parade and will be held at The Outlets of Vicksburg from about 8:00 to 9:30pm On Wednesday June 27 from 10:00 to 11:30 am, there will be an autograph party at George Carr located at 2950 S Frontage Road. On Thursday June 28 from 10:00 to 11:30 am, there will be an autograph party in downtown Vicksburg at various retailers. The pageant runs from June 27-30. Visit the Miss Mississippi website for more details.

fireworksIndependence Day Fireworks Celebration

Come celebrate 4th of July on the River in downtown Vicksburg! The fireworks extravaganza on the mighty Mississippi will follow live music performance by the Compositionz at 7 p.m. The fireworks will be shot behind historic Levee Depot. You can find a spot along Washington between Jackson and Grove streets.
Visit the Vicksburg Animal Shelter at 100 Old Mill Road, Vicksburg, MS 39180 or call them at 601-636-6982. You can reach them by email at pound@vicksburg.org. See the animal shelter's petfinder.com page or their facebook page for photos of some of the animals we have up for adoption.
         
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